Tips For Purchasing Prescription Drugs
Generic Drugs Save Consumers Money
When shopping for prescription medication, always ask if a generic form of the medication is available. Generic medication is cheaper than its brand-name counterpart, particularly when there is more than one generic company manufacturing the drug.
Drug Prices Are Not the Same
The price of prescription medication can vary from pharmacy to pharmacy. In some instances, the price differences can be significant. Shop around to find the best prices for your medication. Be aware that prices change on a frequent basis. When contacting pharmacies for pricing information, document who you speak with and the price reported to you.
*Pharmacists need to know about all of the medications you are taking to appropriately monitor your intake. If you decide to purchase drugs at different pharmacies, make sure each pharmacist you are dealing with has your complete medication list.
Licensed Internet Pharmacies Are Available to Arkansans
The State of Arkansas regulates the sale of pharmaceutical products at retail and over the Internet. These regulations help insure that Arkansans can purchase medications from reliable sources. Licensed Internet pharmacies are an alternative to standard retail pharmacies. Before you purchase medications from an internet pharmacy, you should confirm that the pharmacy is licensed to do business in Arkansas.
If you have a question about whether a pharmacy is licensed in Arkansas, contact:
State Board of Pharmacy
101 East Capitol, Suite 218
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 682-0190
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR PHARMACIST: